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St Peter & St Paul

A charming 1865 rebuild of a tiny village church which has been the centre of worship for the hamlet for over a thousand years.

Lufton, Somerset

Opening times

Because of its rather isolated position, the church unfortunately is generally locked, but a key is available locally (details in the porch) or access can be gained at any time by telephoning 07730 526166.

Address

Lufton
Somerset
BA22 8SU

In 1865 the Diocesan Architect, Benjamin Ferrey, rebuilt tiny Lufton church in approved Victorian style, but he left the Norman font, some interesting medieval and seventeenth century grave markers, and a fourteenth century piscina for us to admire, and to testify to the history of a thousand years of worship on this site.

The church has been enriched with additional gifts of a fine east window by Kemp, showing Martha and Mary receiving Our Lord in their home, with the legend 'In Thy Presence is the Fulness of Joy' , some exceptionally fine brass work, and restrained and elegant oak panelling and pews. There is a fine carved oak eagle lectern, and a soldier's cross from the battlefields of the First World War, brought home when it was replaced with a permanent headstone.

The church is beautifully maintained, and has an air of neat serenity. It is always full of flowers, it has a superb small neo classical organ used not only as an aid to worship, but for concerts and recitals. It is beautifully maintained, and is obviously very much loved by its small but devoted congregation.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Level access throughout

  • Dog friendly

  • Car park at church

  • Worship takes place every Sunday evening at 6pm. Holy Communion is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of the month, and Evening Prayer on every other Sunday. All services are 1662 BCP.

  • A Summer Series of music recitals and concerts are given during the Summer months, from May to September, after Holy Communion at 7.30pm.

  • Church of England

Contact information

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